Daniel Bryan Sets New Record At WWE Greatest Royal Rumble

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Last night on April 27, 2018, Daniel Bryan who made his long-awaited in-ring WWE return as a full-time Superstar at WrestleMania after staying away from action for 3 long years, set a new record in the first-ever 50-Man Royal Rumble Match at the Greatest Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Bryan participated in that match as the #1 entrant and made it to the final three thereby lasting for 1 hour 16 minutes and setting a new WWE record for longest Royal Rumble run, beating Rey Mysterio’s 2006 Royal Rumble record of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 12 seconds. Mysterio entered the 2006 Royal Rumble Match at #2 and would go on to be crowned the winner, defeating 29 other WWE Superstars.

 

Above is a post-match video of Daniel showing off the welts on his chest that WWE NXT Tag Team Champion Roderick Strong left on him. Bryan, who was eliminated by Big Cass, says he didn’t lose the match because he ran out of gas; he lost because he couldn’t eliminate Braun Strowman but no one else could either.